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Cursus: MCRMV16024
MCRMV16024
Contemporary Cultural Theory
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeMCRMV16024
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen RMA;
Contactpersoondr. K. Thiele
E-mailK.Thiele@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. K. Thiele
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. K. Thiele
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (06-09-2021 t/m 05-11-2021)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotACD: ACD
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 09:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 23-08-2021 09:00 t/m 24-08-2021 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
After completion of the course, the student:
A) has gained knowledge of contemporary cultural theories that are relevant for understanding our contemporary global world;
B) has learn to read difficult and densely written texts that are important to research fields in the humanities, and has worked with them in feminist, queer, postcolonial, posthuman(ist) and/or (new) materialist projects;
C) has been trained to formulate relevant research questions, to locate and interpret sources, and to assess the significance of one’s own research within the framework of current cultural theories;
D) has gained confidence in reporting research findings in both oral and written forms.
Inhoud
This course is for students in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA; students from the RMA programmes Musicology, Philosophy, CLS and MAPS should check with the course coordinator before enrolling. Only this way participation can be granted. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.

In this course, recent developments in cultural theory (used here as an umbrella term for the fields of feminist, queer, postcolonial, critical race, posthuman(ist) and (new) materialist perspectives) are explored by reading key texts that are crucial to what can be called an inspiration to the 'new humanities'. New materialism, critical and queer (post)humanisms, non-philosophy, and affect theory are just some of those currents at the forefront of this re-inscription of the humanities today that may be studied in this class each year. The course will select its text corpus in attunement with emerging theoretical-discursive developments, thereby providing a focused engagement with the subject of the 'new humanities' that speaks to a broad audience of cultural studies students. Without giving overviews or summaries, students in this class are asked to be part of cutting-edge scholarship by reading texts that matter 'today'. They are invited to 'do' the theory proposed in them by exposing themselves to the task of what Foucault once called a 'critical ontology of ourselves'. 


 
Aanvullende informatie
Career orientation:
The course provides students with cutting-edge intellectual debates in the broad field of Cultural Studies, with specific focus on Gender Studies discussions. Students are thereby familiarized with very contemporary research, which is helpful for shaping their future research profile on the academic job market and beyond.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal
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Werkvormen
Seminar

Algemeen
The Contemporary Cultural Theory seminar is a close reading seminar in which primary texts with great influence are read and interpreted.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are asked to participate actively in close reading, critically investigate the readings assigned, prepare for each session discussion questions related to the texts and material, and fulfill the assignments of the course.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Small group peer-review assignments and/or short group presentations.

Toetsen
Opdracht
Weging30
Minimum cijfer5,5

Beoordeling
Academic performance in oral and written form on Research MA level.

Deadlines
Announced in the course syllabus.

Paper
Weging70
Minimum cijfer5,5

Beoordeling
Academic performance in written form on Research MA level.

Deadlines
Announced in course syllabus.

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